17 Apr '12, 11am

Royal Gibraltar Regiment takes up ceremonial duties: The Royal Gibraltar Regiment has left its base on the Rock

In what is only the second time that the regiment has performed public duties in the capital, the Royal Gibraltar Regiment (RG) took over from the Coldstream Guards at the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Monday 16 April. Fifty children from St Anne's Middle School in Gibraltar were amongst the huge crowd that gathered to watch the ceremony as the Royal Gibraltar Regiment Band led the regiment's detachment out of Wellington Barracks, in through the huge gates of Buckingham Palace, and onto the centre of the Palace forecourt where they were met by the cheers of the Gibraltar schoolchildren. The RG's scarlet tunics were a perfect match for those of the waiting Guardsmen but their white Kitchener helmets were in sharp contrast to the black bearskins of the Old Guard. In the group of VIPs watching from the edge of the forecourt was His Excellency T...

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